TV’s finest drama minds joined forces Tuesday evening at Variety’s annual Night in the Writers’ Room event for a candid conversation about the television landscape.
Super producer Greg Berlanti, “The Path” creator Jessica Goldberg, “Suits” boss Aaron Korsh, “Bosch” writer Michael Connelly, “The People v. O.J. Simpson” duo Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, plus “Underground’s” Misha Green and Joe Pokaski were all panelists for the drama discussion, moderated by Variety’s Debra Birnbaum, and chatted about everything from social media to the secret of success to ratings — or the lack thereof for the streaming scribes.
Berlanti talked about his love/hate relationship with Twitter.
“There are not a lot of middle-of-the-road attitudes on social media … they’re really passionate,” he said. “I’ve watched through the years now with Twitter in particular, people start to realize it can turn and then it can turn really dark … that’s something I think to be mindful of. Who are you telling the stories for? It’s not just for audience reaction. Something else important to be mindful of is that executives don’t use that as research. There’s a neat quality to seeing the response, but you have to gauge it appropriately.”